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Law and Legal Consciousness in Medieval Scotland

"This book explores the rise of a Scottish common law from the twelfth century on despite the absence until around 1500 of a secular legal profession. Key stimuli were the activity of church courts and canon lawyers in Scotland, coupled with the example provided by neighbouring England's common law. The laity's legal consciousness arose from exposure to law by way of constant participation in legal processes in court and daily transactions. This experience enabled some to become judges, pleaders in court and transactional lawyers and lay the foundations for an emergent professional group by the end of the medieval period"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
The origins of the Scottish common law -- The common law in the later thirteenth century -- Laws and courts in the Burghs -- Wrang and unlaw -- Pleadable brieves and pleading -- Linguistic communities in medieval Scots law -- The laws of Galloway -- The kin of Kennedy, Kenkynnol, and the common law -- Scottish feudalism, tenure, and the Ius Commune -- Girth : society and the law of sanctuary in Scotland -- Magna Carta, Scotland, and Scots law -- Tame magnates? the justiciars of later medieval Scotland -- The King's council and church courts in later medieval Scotland -- The foundation of law teaching at the University of Aberdeen -- Glanvill resarcinate : Sir John Skene and regiam majestatem
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (615 pages)
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